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MFC-420CN does not print black

After I changed the black ink cartridge, the printer only prints rest of colors, but black. Please help.

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  • Anonymous Apr 22, 2008

    Same problem. Black cartidge says near empty. I replacee it with a new one but it still say empty.Did everything cleaning 10 times re-seated the cartridge....no results . Still says cartridge empty.

  • trademarkpa Aug 09, 2008

    I changed the black cartridge I can print everything except black. It sounds like it is printing then I get a blank page

  • qtdorothy Aug 12, 2008

    I have the same problem. I changed all the cartridges to new ones and still the message is "Near empty black" colors will print but not black????



    I tried cleaning the straw on the bottom of the ink well but nada.



    What's the solution???

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My yellow cartridge was doing the same thing as your black. So I took the cartridge out, and took a flashlight to see how it works. There is like a little straw on the right hand side which goes up into the printer cartridge, this I assume is to measure the ink. I took a needle and cleaned that 'straw' thoroughly. Reseated the ink, ran cleaning and test print, and then the printer found the yellow ink! You could give that a try. It might work for you too. (I have never used any ink but Brother ink in the printer, btw.)

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